Great Gifts for Graduates

Failing to find the perfect graduation present? Try one of these special gifts to commemorate your grad’s success. 

‘Tis the season for caps and gowns. While a nice congratulations card and envelope of cash is appreciated, try one of these thoughtful gifts to inspire and celebrate your graduate as they enter the next phase of their life.

There’s nothing like a little inspirational artwork to remind a recent grad to be brave and help spice up their new living arrangements. We love this Ampersand Design Studio creation ($40).

Say congrats with a little bling. Janesko’s gold bar necklace ($95) is the ultimate accessory for both professional and social settings.

This elegant Tumi Larkin briefcase ($495) combines practicality and professionalism with style. Complete with exterior pockets, jeweled zipper pulls and divided compartments including a quilted 15-inch laptop sleeve, your graduate will feel ready to take on the professional world.

With 24/7 wearability, Garmin’s vivosmart ($150) activity tracker keeps fitness goals attainable by tracking steps, calories, distance and time of day on top of vibrations that connect to your smart phone to alert you to calls, texts and e-mails.

With all the networking in their near future, your graduate will be thankful to have this chic Kate Spade business card holder ($20, from Kate Spade) on hand.

Can you ever have enough throws? This fun neutral Habby Habitat throw ($170, from Coveted Home) will soon become a staple in their apartment.

A relaxing Voluspa candle ($30, from Standard Style) will help soothe the stress now that final exams are over and the job search in full swing, and the Champagne scent makes it feel celebratory.